Agriculture is a major industry
in the United States, which is a net exporter of food. As of the 2007
census of agriculture, there were 2.2 million farms, covering an area of
922 million acres (1,441,000 sq mi), an average of 418 acres (169
hectares) per farm.
What is agriculture's share of the overall U.S. economy? Agriculture, food, and related industries contributed $1.109 trillion to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019, a 5.2-percent share. The output of America's farms contributed $136.1 billion of this sum—about 0.6 percent of GDP.